Will Kostakis

Personally, Will Kostakis is ready to catch a ball two seconds after it’s hit him in the face. Professionally, he’s thankful he’s chosen a career that requires little (if any) coordination. After dabbling in celebrity journalism and reality TV, he now writes for young adults. His firs
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Maria Katsonis

Maria Katsonis is the author of The Good Greek Girl. She is also a weight lifter and a mental-health advocate. Her work appears in Rebellious Daughters, The Mind Thief and Letters of Love. Facebook: Maria Katsonis: Author Twitter: @mariakatsonis     Maria at the Festival: Fr
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Vrasidas Karalis

Vrasidas Karalis is Sir Nicholas Laurantus Professor and Chair of Department for Modern Greek at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively on Greek political life, Greek cinema, European cinema, Byzantine historiography and contemporary political philosophy. Most recently
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Dean Kalimniou

Dean Kalimniou is a Melbourne-born poet who writes his poetry in the Greek language while also being a prolific translator of poetry and prose into both English and Greek. He is also a journalist and cultural commentator at Neos Kosmos, where his English-language “Diatribe”
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Dmetri Kakmi

Dmetri Kakmi is a writer and editor. The fictionalised memoir Mother Land was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; and is published in England and Turkey. Haunting Matilda was shortlisted in the Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novella category in 2015. His essays and short
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Hariklia Heristanidis

Hariklia Heristanidis is a Melbourne-born writer. Her novella and short story collection, All Windows Open was shortlisted for the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She is currently at work on her first novel, an inter-generational exploration of identity and belonging. Link t
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Tina Giannoukos

Tina Giannoukos has published two collections of poetry. Her second collection, Bull Days, was shortlisted in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and longlisted for the 2017 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. She is Editor-in-Chief at Melbourne Poets Union responsible
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Gary Foley

Gary Edward Foley is an Australian Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and actor. He is best known for his role in establishing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972 and for establishing an Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s.He also co-wrote and a
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Christos Fifis

Dr. Christos Fifis teaches Greek Studies in the School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His current research project is entitled: A History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria 1897-2003.     Christos at the
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John Englezos

John Englezos is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne’s 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. John was on the first Australian team to represent at the National Poetry Slam in Denver Colorado in 2017. His creative work centres around notions of Hope, Identity and Wonder. He
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